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Freedom Through Understanding: The Buddhist Path to Happiness and Liberation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,240. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
In 1975 during their first trip to Europe, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a weekend seminar in England, once again demonstrating the profound effect of Buddha’s wisdom on Western people. Freedom Through Understanding covers the purpose of meditation, bodhicitta, the importance of motivation, tong-len and the shortcomings of attachment, among other topics.
How Things Exist: Teachings on Emptiness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,630. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This book begins with a general talk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on universal responsibility and compassion that is followed by four chapters detailing the Prasangika Madhyamaka view of emptiness, or ultimate reality, as taught in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and how to meditate on it, according to the author’s personal experience.
Buddhism for Today
Price: Free! Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Buddhism is a religion that, historically, is said to have been founded by Shakyamuni Buddha in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains sometime around 600 B.C. Some historians believed that Shakyamuni lived as far back as 1,000 B.C.
The Heart of the Path: Seeing the Guru as Buddha
Series: FPMT Lineage, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 179,650. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This book is an extensive teaching on guru yoga by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, a contemporary exemplar of the practice. Rinpoche explains the importance of guru devotion, the proper way to develop a student-teacher bond and offers commentary on each traditional guru devotion sub-topic found in Tsongkhapa’s lam-rim. The text also provides a textual outline to help guide your reading through the topics.
Snow Lion Faces Europe
Price: Free! Words: 39,640. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This profound book is a collection of religious sermons. Yet its author, Khenpo Kyosang Rinpoche, never was a priest. He, director of the Je Tsongkapa College, is an outstanding Tibetan Buddhist lama. Rinpoche’s observations of Western society, far from idea of "political correctness", may shock anyone. However shocking they are, their truth will strike the reader.
Ego, Attachment and Liberation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,440. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
In 1975, Lama Yeshe undertook his most extensive international teaching tour, being on the road for nearly nine months. This book contains the teachings and meditations Lama Yeshe gave at a five-day retreat he led near Melbourne, Australia. In line with Lama’s intentions, this book is dedicated to the awakening of inner freedom within the minds of its readers and all other sentient beings.
Spiritual Warfare
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 128,490. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Guns and bombs are children’s toys. A true war wages, and you’re invited. :: IT’S AN INVITATION you may not be able to accept if you want to, or decline if you don’t. It’s an invitation to fight in a war like no other; a war where loss is counted as gain, surrender as victory, and where the enemy you must face, an enemy of unimaginable superiority, is you. Contains Bonus Material.
Зеркало поэтапного пути
Price: Free! Words: 33,450. Language: Russian. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Книга представляет собой краткое руководство по поэтапному ведению учеников в традиции северного буддизма, отражающее основные положения поэтапного ведения, изложенные в «Большом руководстве по этапам пути к Пробуждению» (тиб. «Ламримченмо») Дже Цонкапы (Цзонхавы), и автокомментарий автора на него.
Religions in South Africa, Vol.3: Buddhism
Price: Free! Words: 5,420. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers
This series of e-booklets was commissioned by the IFFM to provide media professionals with quick reference material on the religious traditions in South Africa. Volume 3 discusses Buddhism
The Bodhicaryavatara: A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life
Series: On the Spiritual Path, Book 9 · Buddhism, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,930. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011 by Altiora Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This ancient text was written in Sanskrit around 700 CE by Santideva, renowned Buddhist monk and scholar. This version is written in easy to understand language accessible to the modern reader. If you are embarking on the path to enlightenment, or just curious, this book could be just the change agent you have been looking for. It is said to be one of the Dalai Lama's favorite texts.
That Old White Magic
Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Sujin wants to find romance and sets off to Thailand to find his love with the help of 'White Magic'. He does find what he is looking for but with an unhappy ending.
Universal Love - The Yoga Method of Buddha Maitreya
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 44,650. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
By pulling together some of Lama Yeshe’s introductory teachings on Buddhism, meditation, compassion and emptiness, and combining them with the definitive explanation of tantra, this one valuable volume will inspire to go more deeply into the Yoga Method of Buddha Maitreya–a tantric practice.
Pale Blue Zen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by New Paradigm Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion & Science
In rural Missouri, the night sky is a coal-black canopy pierced by millions of crisp, white stars. The Milky Way, many evenings, is a lush, creamy band dividing the sky. Staring up into the face of all that celestial enormity, "here" seems to barely exist. Where, if anywhere, do I, my people, my interests, my activities fit into such an immeasurably vast cosmos? That’s a great Zen question...
The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,050. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The first teaching, “The Three Principal Aspects of the Path,” was given in France in 1982. The second teaching, an “Introduction to Tantra,” also in two parts, was given at Grizzly Lodge, California, in 1980. These comprise the first two lectures of a commentary on the Chenrezig yoga.
Making Life Meaningful
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,260. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
In this book, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives us the answer to the perennial question of how to integrate Dharma with our daily lives. It contains a public talk explaining the purpose of life in general and the practice of guru devotion, a wide array of techniques for transforming ordinary actions into causes for enlightenment and advice on establishing a daily practice.
On Calm Abiding Resting The Mind In Meditation
Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
A short, practical guide to meditation based on the Buddhist practice known as Shamata or Shinay. The words mean "Calm Abiding" in Sanskrit and Tibetan. The purpose is in resting the mind, and one doesn't have to be or become a Buddhist to rescue yourself from the tangle of thoughts and concepts that can cripple our view of the world around us.
A Buddhist Monk Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
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Short story about novice monk going to elder monk for advice
Virtue and Reality: Method and Wisdom in the Practice of Dharma
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,310. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This book contains methods for transforming everyday actions into the cause of enlightenment, anger into patience, and the ordinary view of phenomena as inherently existent into the wisdom realizing emptiness. It also includes several meditations led by Rinpoche, although everything in the book is a topic for meditation.
The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva
Series: On the Spiritual Path, Book 10 · Buddhism, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011 by Altiora Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Tokme Zangpo's classic 14th Century guide for travellers on the path to enlightenment. A companion to Santideva’s classic work the Bodhicaryavatara. While there are English translations of this text, they are a little difficult to understand for many readers living in the 21st Century. The mode of expression and the figures of speech are the product of that far-off time.
PLATINUM SUTRA
Price: Free! Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
The teaching that all things and non things, external worlds and internal are nothing more than perceptions of one’s own mind as understood by Bodhisattva Mikial Kenneth Millard. This is a teaching that liberates those who understand it from all of the illusions & fabrications of the material world forever and allow the practitioners to fearlessly be wisdom & goodness.